Legion Minutes--1990-1991

July 26,1990

COMMANDERS STEAK FRY

The annual commanders steak fry was held on July 26, at 7 p.m. with 24 members present. The menu was steak, potato salad, bake beans and dinner rolls. Following the meal we started the regular meeting at approx. 8:30 p.m.

The meeting was called to order by Commander Marv Swenson. The minutes of the last meeting were read by adj. Steve Oleson. The financial report was given by Finance Officer Tim Matthews, showing a balance of $2235.

Commander Swenson, suggested that we may want to consider buying a buffer for Effie Probst to clean the floors of the Legion. A motion was made by Pete Jepson to buy a buffer. The motion was dropped due to the lack of a second to the motion. It was suggested that someone check into the price of a new buffer and also the cost of renting a buffer.

Commander Swenson informed the members that a new compressor was installed in the air conditioner for upstairs, as the old compressor locked up and could not be repaired. Harold Schnell advised that the bill for the repair would be somewhere around $500.

The new officers where then installed by Bernard Kelley. the 1990-1991

officers are:

Commander: Jerry Nelson

Adjutant: Steve Oleson

Finance Officers: Tim Matthews

Service Officer: Darwin Will

Chaplin: Harold Schnell

Sargent at Arms: Dennis Jackson

No first and second vice where nominated at this time. The members thanked Commander Swenson for his service for Commander for the past year.

Commander Nelson then took over the meeting. Nelson handed out a booklet of the things that he would like to accomplished for this next year. Also he has set up committees to help handle the events of the coming year. Members where selected at random for these committees and when ask if anyone had any objection to serving on these committees everyone present accepted the position and we even had volunteers to help on some of the committees. After the discussion of the events of the coming year the meeting was adjourned by Commander Nelson. Following the meeting refreshments where served.

Adjutant

Steve Oleson

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COMMANDERS MESSAGE

I was pleased with the number of members that showed up for our last meeting. We all enjoyed the crackers, cheese, and deer meat served by the entertainment committee. The entertainment committee is going to have something special for us this meeting, we are going to see a movie called "Stand By Your Flag".

Our Color Guard has the honor of leading the Homecoming parade in Terril on the 28th. They will also present the Colors at the Homecoming game. It is an honor to be part of the Color Guard and those of you that participate should be proud of yourselves.

Our committees have been working over time and doing a tremendous job! They take on each job with enthusiasm, coming up with new ideas of their own and even getting some of the jobs done ahead of schedule. Keep up the good work!

It was decided by the Survival Committee to hold a benefit supper for the Terril Centennial Committee. This task was turned over to the Entertainment Committee. We will hold the supper on the 28th of Sept.

Don't foget to bring your Legion Caps to the meeting on Sept. 27th at 8:00. If you don't have a cap we have some extra ones.

 

August 30, 1990

The regular meeting began at approx. 8:05 p.m. with the advancement of the Colors by Bernard Kelly and David Brant. Recognition was given to the POW's and MIA's symbolized by and empty chair, which will be observed in the future meetings.

The following members where present at the meeting:

Steve Oleson Harold Schnell Jerry Nelson

Tim Matthews Jeff Theisen Dennis Jackson

Guy Hoppe Darial Determan David Brant

Bernard Kelly Leonard Zitterich Marv Swenson

Stanley Nelson Don Von Ehwegen Cleo Hopkins

Ed Wollner Harley Kraft

Commander Nelson led the reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by a prayer from Chaplin Harold Schnell.

The meeting was brought to order by Commander Nelson. The minutes of the last meeting where read by Adjutant. Steve Oleson. The financial report was given by Finance Officer Tim Matthews, showing a balance of $2190.

Dennis Jackson, chairman of the Survival Comm., submitted the following suggestions for fund raisers.

1. Have a Soup Supper 4. Iowa-Iowa State game party

2. Have a Raffle 5. Centennial Project

3. Las Vegas Night 6. Open Legion for meals

There was some discussion on a soup supper on ball game nights. Also the possibility of having coffee or occasional meals until a restaurant opens up in town.

Cleo Hopkins made a motion and second by Don Von Ehwegen to go ahead with some of these projects.

Harley Kraft, Chairman of the Entertainment Comm., gave a report on his Comm. They where going to check into having some of the following events.

1. Have a meeting with the wives

2. Meeting with other clubs

3. Meeting with wives before Feather Party

4. Have lunches at the meetings

5. Trip to Ball games

Steve Oleson, Chairman of the Membership Comm., report that they where going to try to send reminders in a monthly letter and also contact members personally when possible. Also that a monthly letter will be sent to inform members of the meetings and coming events.

The following members volunteered to be Chairmen of their Comm.

1. Feather Party- Bernard Kelly 2. Dance Comm.- Tim Matthews 3. Memorial Comm.- Stanley Nelson

For old business, Marv Swenson advised that the cost of a new buffer would be around $835. Motion was made by Guy Hoppe and seconded by Jerry Nelson not to buy a buffer and to rent one if needed.

Commander Nelson bought up the following new business.

1. Having a new display case built for members pictures.

2. Having a Color Guard to present the Colors at a football and basketball game.

3. Wear legion hats to monthly meetings.

Dennis Jackson made a motion and seconded by Guy Hoppe to check into maybe some one would donate the display case as a Memorial. Also the membership thought it would be a good idea to wear the legion hats to the meetings.

The meeting was dismissed at 9:10 p.m. and lunch was served by the Entertainment Comm. following the meeting.

 

September 27, 1990

The regular meeting began at 8 p.m. with the advancement of the Colors by David Brandt and Leonard Zitterich. Recognition was given to the POW's and MIA's with the empty chair. A POW and MIA flag was donated by Commander Nelson to drape the empty chair at the meetings.

The following members where present:

Weldon Lewis Robert Wagner Marv Swenson

Leonard Zitterich Stanley Nelson Bernard Kelley

Tom Rubis David Brandt Cleo Hopkins

Guy Hoppe Jerry Nelson Steve Oleson

Tim Matthews Dennis Jackson

Members removed their hats while being led by Commander Nelson in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and the reading of the Pre-Amble.

The meeting was brought to order by Commander Nelson. The minutes of the last meeting where read by Adjutant Steve Oleson. The financial report was given by Finance Officer Tim Matthews, showing a balance of $2323 in the checking account and $2340 in the Avenue of Flags account.

Bernard Kelly, chairman of the Feather Party comm., bought up discussion on the Feather Party. It was decided to have Leonard Zitterich to check into getting a color TV to be raffled of at the Feather Party with tickets for the raffle to be sent to the membership.

Steve Oleson, chairman of the Membership comm., gave a report on his comm. They have approx. 45 paid memberships at this time. That still leaves about 20 memberships not paid. Gordon Tonderum, Joe Feldman, Steve Oleson and Jerry Nelson are going to try and contact these members. Their goal for the year is 80 members. They are going to try and get back some of the members that have dropped their membership over the years.

The following Unfinished Business was discussed:

1. Repairing the windows on the East side of the building. Steve Oleson advised that he would see that the windows got repaired.

2. Commander Nelson could not attend the last Aux. meeting as the did not have one, but would try and attend their next meeting.

3. Commander Nelson received information on The Sons of the American Legion. Their was some discussion on the subject but nothing was decided.

4. Memorial Picture Case- Sam Zhender advised that he would like to donate a case in memory of Emo and Elsi Zhender. The Memorial comm. is going to check into a display case.

The following New Business was discussed:

1. Centennial Meal- Preparations were made for the meal on the following day.

2. Pancake Breakfast- Marv Swenson advised that he would head up a pancake breakfast on Oct.14th.

3. Having Color Guard for the Homecoming parade and game.

For the Parade: For the Game:

Cleo Hopkins Tim Matthews

Leonard Zitterich Bernard Kelly

Weldon Lewis Dennis Jackson

Marv Swenson Steve Oleson

The movie "Stand By Your Flag", was shown. Dennis Jackson made a motion that the movie be shown to the school. Tim Matthews seconded the motion.

The Colors where retired and the meeting was adjourned at 9:10 p.m.

Adjutant

Steve Oleson

 

COMMANDERS MESSAGE

We will hold our "THANK YOU" meal for the Aux. on Nov. 15th, starting at 6:30. This meal is free to all Legion members and their spouses, also Aux. members and spouses. The meal will be catered by HY-VEE, it will be chicken and side dishes.

After the meal we will hold our regular meeting. We need to finalize our plans for the Feather Party, we are still in need of workers. Setup for the Feather Party will be at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday Nov 17th.

SELL THOSE RAFFLE TICKETS--WIN A STEAK FOR TWO

 

October 25, 1990

The regular meeting began at 8:05 p.m. with the advancement of the colors by Leonard Zitterich and Bernard Kelly, with the MIA and POW flag presented by Stanley Nelson.

The following members where present:

Jerry Nelson Steve Oleson

Stanley Nelson Harold Schnell

Leonard Zitterich Bernard Kelly

Cleo Hopkins Dale Kimball

Members removed their hats while being led by Commander Nelson in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and the reading of the Pre-Amble.

The meeting was brought to order by Commander Nelson. The minutes of the Sept. meeting where read by Adjutant Steve Oleson.

Stanley Nelson gave a report on the Memorial Day Comm. He advised that they were looking into different types of display cases. They looked at a rotating picture display like the one in the lunch room at the School and also into a bigger glass display case.

Bernard Kelly gave a report on the Feather Party Comm. He has order 80 turkeys and a 20# ham from D&B grocery. Also that Leonard Zitterich has ordered a 19" Zeinth colored TV with remote control for the raffle. Bernard is trying to get the horse race from the Milford Legion to play at the Feather Party. Also he is going to have dealers to play Showdown along with the other games.

Bernard and Steve are going to make posters to for the advertisement of the Feather Party, and that set up for the Feather Party will start a 1 p.m. on Sat. Nov. 17th.

Commander Nelson gave a report on his meeting with the Aux. and that they advised him that they could use more storage space. Jerry told them that he would look into the possibility of more storage space for them.

Commander Nelson advised that $325 was donated to the Centennial Comm. from proceeds from the maidrite supper. Also that the pancake breakfast on Sept. 14th brought in a net of $300.

He also reported that we have received good comments on the Color Guard at the football games and that we are planning on having a Color Guard for the first basketball game.

The following New Business was discussed:

1. The meal for the Aux. and the legion members wives on Nov.15th:

A motion was made by Bernard Kelly and seconded by Cleo Hopkins that we have the meal catered by HY-VEE in Spirit Lake.

2. Boys State:

Steve will check into the prices and report back at the next

meeting.

3. Fruit Baskets for Christmas:

There was discussion on having a Pancake Breakfast with the meal free to Senior Citizens, or that we give fruit baskets to the people in Rest Homes and groceries for a Christmas meal for needy people in the area.

The Colors where retired and the meeting was adorned at 9:15 p.m.

Adjutant

Steve Oleson

 

November 15, 1990

The regular meeting was started off at 6:30 p.m. with an Appreciation Supper for the Auxiliary and Membership spouses. A meal of, fried chicken, potatoes, baked beans and buns, was prepared by Hy-Vee. Fifty four people were present for the meal. Commander Nelson thanked the Auxiliary and our spouses for their support and help that has been much appreciated.

The regular meeting began at 7:25 p.m. with the advancement of the colors by Bernard Kelly and David Brant, with the MIA and POW flag presented by Weldon Lewis.

The following members where present:

Vernon Pederson Dale Luehring Darwin Will

David Brant Weldon Lewis Cleo Hopkins

Lyman Bailey Bernard VonEhwegen Dennis Jackson

Guy Hoppe Ed Wollner Darial Determan

Gordon Tonderum Jeff Thiesen Bernard Kelley

Harold Schnell Tim Matthews Jerry Nelson

Steve Oleson

Members removed their hats while being led by Commander Nelson in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and the reading of the Pre-Amble.

The meeting was brought to order by Commander Nelson. The minutes of the October meeting where read by Adjutant Steve Oleson.

The Financial Officer, Tim Matthews advised that we had approx. $1800 in our checking account and $1700 in the Avenue of Flags account.

Bernard Kelley, Chairman of the Feather Party Comm., advised that he was getting help lined up for workers and that some members from the Milford Legion said that they would also help that night. He advised that the turkeys, ham and the color tv were all on hand.

Steve Oleson gave a report on the cost and the dates for Boys State fees. The cost is $100 per boy if the fee is sent in by Dec. 30,1990 or $125 if after the first of Jan. 1991. Steve advised that he would check with the school to see how many boys may be interested in going and advise at the Dec. meeting.

A motion was made by Darwin Will and seconded by Vernon Pederson that we send two boys, if there were two interested in attending. Motion was carried by majority.

Commander Nelson advised that the National dues for the Sons of the American Legion were $6. A motion was made by Bernard Kelly and seconded by Lyman Bailey that the post dues be set at $10 for a yearly membership of the S.A.L. The motion was carried by majority.

Commander Nelson advised that both ministers were working on a list of needy people in the community that the Post could help for Christmas.

Lyman Bailey gave a report on the display case project. He advised that Rich Loring was figuring up a price for the case.

It was decided to hold the Dec. meeting on Dec. 13th instead of Dec. 27th due to the Holiday Season.

Commander Nelson and Dennis Jackson are organizing a Color Guard and Flag Etiquette ceremony for the first home basketball game on Dec. 4th. Dale Luehring, Bernard VonEhwegen, Steve Oleson, Bernard Kelley, David Brant, Dennis Jackson and Jeff Theisen volunteered to help with the ceremony.

Cleo Hopkins advised that maybe the Legion could help put in a new side walk for Don Erickson in the spring, as his wife has trouble with his wheel chair helping Don in and out of the car. Cleo was going to check with Don on the matter, and report back to us.

There was discussion on having a New Years Eve party at the Legion. The Recreation Comm. will check into the event.

Dale Luehring asked what the cost for renting the upstairs of the building would be for the Estherville Square Dance Club. They would want to use it in June, July and August. A motion was made by Ed Wollner and seconded by Gordon Tonderum that the rent should be $100 per time. Motion carried by majority.

The Colors were retired and the meeting was adjourned at 8:25 p.m.

Adjutant

Steve Oleson

 

December 13, 1990

The regular meeting began at 8:00 p.m. The colors were not advanced as the flags were being cleaned. Lyman Bailey presented the POW and MIA flag.

The following members were present:

Lyman Bailey Duane Van Kleek Jim Moyer

Bernard Kelly Harley Kraft Tim Matthews

Dennis Jackson Russ Miller Jerry Nelson

Guy Hoppe Pete Jepsen Steve Oleson

The members removed their hats while they read the Pre-Amble.

The meeting was brought to order by Commander Nelson. The minutes of the November meeting were read by Adjutant Steve Oleson. The Financial Officer, Tim Matthews, reported that we had $2845 in the checking account. He had paid the Liquor Liability Insurance of $544.

Bernard Kelley thanked everyone for helping with the Feather Party.

Harley Kraft reported that the Entertainment Comm. had decided not to have a New Years Eve party, but that they may have a soup supper Jan. 12th for the home basketball game that night.

Dennis Jackson advised that he had checked with the school on the price of their rotating display case. The cost of the school's case was approx. $1500. The Memorial Comm. is still checking into the price of a glass case.

Steve Oleson reported that two Terril high school juniors were interested in attending Boys State. They are Ford Fairchild and Paul Whitaker. The members decided to send both boys.

A motion was made by Dennis Jackson and seconded by Lyman Bailey to give $20 in groceries to the needy people in the community. The motion was carried by majority. The Methodist and Lutheran ministers were to give a list to Commander Nelson.

A motion was made by Lyman Bailey and seconded by Jim Moyer not to give fruit baskets for Christmas. The motion was carried by majority.

Commander Nelson reported that he had talked to Don Erickson and that the Legion will furnish the labor to pour a sidewalk for Don in the spring.

Duane Van Kleek reported that the county American Heritage Comm. was planning on buying 6,000 acres of Dickinson county land and that land would be removed from the county tax roles. Duane advised that the supervisors would like to hear from the people on this issue.

Jerry Nelson reported that Guy Eick would like to build a Walnut gun case for the Post's rifles.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:55p.m..

Adjutant

Steve Oleson

 

 

COMMANDERS MESSAGE

DESERT STORM

Now that war has broken out in the gulf, we as legionnaires have a moral obligation to give our brave troops and their families all the support that we can. This support should be given regardless of how you feel about the war. They are just doing the job that you and I sent them over there to do. With that in mind, I will fill you in on what we have been doing to support our soldiers. The memorial committee has given their ok for the purchase of twelve flags that we can fly from the light poles in town. These flags can be used on the 4th of July and Veterans Day also. Steve represented our Legion at a support group for families of servicemen involved in Desert Storm that was held in Estherville and will give us a report at our meeting. KILR is dedicating four hours (2-6pm) each day to a serviceman serving in Desert Storm. they play their favorite songs and have family and friends call in and wish them well. The tapes are then sent to the serviceman in hopes that it will show them that we care and support them. Right now we are going to sponsor at least one serviceman from the Terril area (Keith Langner). There will be more on this at the meeting also. The kids at the school has started a support group, they are collecting pictures and addresses of servicemen so they can write them letters. They are also starting a Yellow Ribbon Campaign and would like to help us with any ideas that we come up with. We are now flying our POW/MIA flag at the legion. we need more ideas on how we can show the troops we support them. Bring your ideas to the meeting!

The auxiliary gave us a generous donation of $500.00 to help us with our utilities. This money is greatly appreciated! They also have invited us to a potluck Valentines party on Feb 10th at 12:30. There will be games afterwards. If you don't show up you get the next KP duty.

(January meeting this Thursday the 31st.)

Note: Due to technical difficulties there will be no calendar this month. Hope to see you Thursday night at 8:00p.m.

 

January 25, 1991

The regular meeting began a 8:00 p.m.. The colors were advanced by David Brant and Don VonEhwegen. The POW and MIA flag was not presented as it is being flown on the flag pole in front of the building. The flag will be flown till the POW's and MIA's in the Persian Gulf War are released.

The following members were present:

Dale Kimball Ed Wollner David Brant

Don VonEhwegen Bernard VonEhwegen Dan Miller

Harley Kraft Guy Hoppe Russ Miller

Pete Jepsen Steve Oleson Jerry Nelson

Members removed their hats while being led by Commander Nelson in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and the reading of the Pre-Amble.

The meeting was brought to order by Commander Nelson. The minutes of the December meeting were read by Adjutant Steve Oleson.

The Financial report was given by Commander Nelson. The balance to date is $3406. We made $600 on the Super-Bowl party. The December heating bill was $147 and the Electric bill was $76.

Steve Oleson reported that Ford Fairchild and Paul Whitaker, boys selected to attend Boys State, were contacted and both boys advised that they would be honored to attend.

Nelson received an estimate of $473 from Rich Loring to build a display case. A motion was made by Ed Wollner and seconded by Don VonEhwegen to let the Memorial Comm. decide on the case and have it built.

Nelson advised that fruit baskets were delivered to some of the needy families for Christmas and that they were very grateful for our thoughtfulness.

Nelson reported that the Aux. gave us $500 to help out with the heating expenses for the winter. He also advised that the Aux. is having a Valentines party for Legion members and their spouses on Sunday Feb. 10th and he urged all members to attend.

The membership decided to buy the Aux. a gift of flowers for the Valentines party to show our appreciation.

Nelson advised that he purchased the book "Kiss Our Boys Good-bye", on the advice of Dale Kimball. The book is on the MIA's and POW's of the Vietnam Conflict. Nelson gave a short report on the book and the membership decided to buy the book from Nelson and donate the book to the town library.

Nelson reported that he has gotten permission from the Memorial Comm. to purchase flags to be flown during the Persian Gulf War and also holidays following the war. The funds for the flags will be taken out of the Memorial fund account. As soon as the flags arrive they will be put up along the highway to show our support of our troops. Also Steve Oleson suggested that we purchase a banner to be put up on the highway also showing our support. Oleson thought that maybe the school kids would like to come up with a logo and also see if they would paint the banner for us. The membership decided to have Nelson and Oleson proceed with both projects.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:05 p.m..

Adjutant

Steve Oleson

 

February 28, 1991

The regular meeting began at 8:00 p.m.. The colors were advanced by David Brant and Ed Wollner. The POW's and MIA's flag is still being flown till all of the MIA'S and POW's are returned or accounted for from the Gulf War.

The following members were present:

Ed Wollner Dan Miller Jeff Thiesen

David Brant Harley Kraft Russ Miller

Guy Hoppe Dennis Jackson Duane VanKleek

Tim Matthews Steve Oleson Jerry Nelson

The members removed their hats while reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and the reading of the Pre-Amble.

The meeting was brought to order by Commander Nelson. The minutes of the January meeting were read by Adjutant Steve Oleson. Finance Officer Tim Matthews reported that we have a balance of $2474 in our checking account at this time.

Commander Nelson, announced that Ernie Baedke was on sick call at this time. We all hope that Ernie has a speedy and complete recovery from his illness.

Nelson, thanked Dennis Jackson for his donation of 10 lbs. of hamburger for the soup supper we had.

Nelson, reported that Rich Loring is working on the display case for the East room and that he should have it done soon.

Oleson, reported that some high school students were painting the banner, showing support for our troops, to hang over the highway. Jerry and Candie Nelson handed out buttons, showing support for our troops, to all of the school kids. Jerry advised that almost 100% of the students wanted the buttons.

There was a general discussion on the Gulf War by the membership. All seemed proud of the job that our troops have done in the War. It was decided to keep flying the flags along the highway at least till our next meeting.

Nelson, suggested that we try and have a pancake breakfast on March 10th and on March 24th. Jeff Thiesen volunteered to head up the March 10th breakfast and Jerry Nelson volunteered to head up the March 24th breakfast.

A motion was made by Ed Wollner and seconded by Dan Miller to pour the cement and set the flag pole for the Fire Dept. for a flag to be flown in front of the Fire Station. Motion was carried by majority.

Nelson, read a history on how our Post received the name of Walsh Post. The information was given to us by the Aux..

The meeting was adjourned at 8:35 p.m..

Adjutant

Steve Oleson

 

March 28, 1991

The regular meeting began at 8:00 p.m..

The following members were present:

Guy Hoppe Tim Matthews

Harley Kraft Jerry Nelson

Commander Nelson brought the meeting to order. Finance Officer Tim Matthews reported that we have a balance of $1850.00 in our checking account. (last month $2450.00)

DISCUSSIONS:

It was decided to take down the flags after Easter.

The banner had to be taken down due to the weather.

Pancake breakfast to be held April 14th, matching money by AAL, money to go to repairs of the building.

Guy Hoppe mentioned that Guy Eick had been into the Legion trying to decide how to build the gun cabinet.

Nelson announced that one display case is up and the other is just about done.

Meeting was adjourned at 8:30 p.m..

Commander

Jerry Nelson

 

April 25, 1991

The meeting was called to order by Commander Nelson at 8:00 p.m.. with following members present:

Leonard Zitterich Bernard Kelley Stanley Nelson

Ed Wollner Dan Kelley David Brant

Don Von Ehwegen Lyman Bailey Dale Kimball

Harley Kraft Russ Miller Marv Swenson

Cleo Hopkins Michael Powell Dennis Jackson

Dale Langner Craig Von Ehwegen Jerry Nelson

Tim Matthews Steve Oleson

The minutes of the March meeting where read by Steve Oleson and the financial report was given by Tim Matthews showing a balance of $3000.

It was decided to hold the May meeting on May 23rd so we could have a meeting before the Memorial Day services. This will give us time to plan for the services on Memorial Day.

A motion was made by Lyman Bailey and seconded by Dennis Jackson to set the sons of the American Legion (SAL), dues at $11. The motion carried.

Commander Nelson informed us that we were going to build the forms for Don Erickson's side walk on Friday at 5p.m. and pour the cement on Saturday morning.

A motion was made by Cleo Hopkins and seconded by Dale Kimball to donate $100 to the Milford Centennial. Motion carried.

There was discussion on what we could do for the all class reunion to be held on June 29th at the school. A motion was made by Lyman Bailey and seconded by Dennis Jackson to have the building and the bar open before and after the reunion. Motion carried.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:00 p.m.

Adjutant

Steve Oleson

 

 

May 23, 1991

The meeting was called to order by Commander Nelson at 8:00 p.m.. with the following members present:

Bernard Kelley Dan Kelley Stanley Nelson

Mike Powell Cleo Hopkins Marvin Swenson

Russell Miller Harold Schnell Guy Hoppe

Steve Oleson Jerry Nelson Leonard Zitterich

Dennis Jackson Tim Matthews

The colors were advanced by Bernard and Dan Kelley. The MIA and POW flag was presented by Russell Miller.

Treasures report was given by Tim Matthews showing a balance of $1691. The minutes of the April meeting was read by Steve Oleson.

Stanley Nelson advised that the Avenue of Flags will be put up on May 25th and taken down on May 27th. Stanley ask for volunteers

to help put the flags up and take them down.

There was general discussion on the repairs that needed to be done to the building. Some items brought up were up stairs windows, building needs paint and northeast door needs to be replaced.

Stanley Nelson made a motion to donate $100 the little league. The motion was seconded by Bernard Kelley and motion carried.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:40 p.m.

Adjutant

Steve Oleson

 

June 6, 1991

The meeting was called to order by Commander Nelson at 8 p.m.. The colors were advanced by Leonard Zitterich and David Brant. Stanley Nelson presented the MIA and POW flag. The meeting began with the following members present:

Marv Swenson Stanley Nelson Dale Langner

Cleo Hopkins Lyman Bailey Mike Powell

Harley Kraft Jeff Thiesen Ed Wollner

Leonard Zitterich David Brant Tim Matthews

Jerry Nelson Steve Oleson

The minutes of the May meeting were read by Steve Oleson. The financial report was given by Tim Matthews, showing a balance of $1286.

Plans were made for the All School Reunion, to be held on June 29th. It was decided to open the Legion building at 9 a.m. for coffee and rolls. There also will be a noon meal of maidrites, baked beans, chips and drink to be served from 11 a.m. on. Stanley Nelson made a motion to charge $3.00 for the meal and to raise the beer price to $1.25. The motion was seconded by Mike Powell and the motion carried.

Commander Nelson asked for volunteers to help the day of the Reunion and to help after the supper at the School, for the dance provided by the Larry McVicker band.

The 1991-92 Post Officers were elected or appointed. The new Officers are as follows:

Commander: Jerry Nelson

Finance Officer: Tim Matthews

Adjutant: Steve Oleson

Sargent at Arms: Dennis Jackson

Chaplin: Harold Schnell

Service Officer: Darwin Will

Steve Oleson reported that the Terril Telephone Co. donated the roof top air conditioner from their old building to the Legion. The unit has been put on the roof of the Legion building and just needs to be installed. The Membership wanted to thank the Telephone Co. for their generous donation. Stanley Nelson said that he would thank the Telephone Co. speaking for the Legion.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:45 p.m..

Adjutant

Steve Oleson

 

August 29, 1991

The meeting was called to order at 8:00 p.m. by Commander Nelson. With the following members present:

Loni Brant Dale Langner Doug Nelson

Time Fairchild Marc Oleson Micheal Powell

Lyman Bailey Marvin Swenson Leonard Zitterich

David Brant Bernard Kelley Russ Miller

Ed Wollner Dan Kelley Tim Matthews

Jerry Nelson Steve Oleson

The colors were advanced by Lonnie and David Brant. The MIA and POW flag was presented by Marc Oleson. The Pledge of Allegiance and Pre-Amble were recited by the membership.

The minutes of the September meeting were read by Steve Oleson. The financial report was given by Tim Matthews showing a current balance of $2018.

Forde Fairchild reported on his trip to Boys State last summer.

Forde reported that he had a good time and learned a lot about politics which is the career that he intends entering, on his completion of school. Forde thanked us for sending him to the Boys State program.

Commander Nelson advised that he checked on a Twins ball game but that it is too late to get tickets this year. The membership wanted Nelson to check into a trip to a Vikings game.

Steve Oleson reported that he had gotten a price on replacing the upstairs windows from Rich Loring. Rich advised that to get and exact replacement vinyl window with labor included would be approximately $450. The membership wanted to check further into different sizes of windows and see if they would be cheaper.

Steve Oleson reported that he had gotten an estimate from Joe Darr of $500 for wiring the roof A/C unit. The membership decided to try to get the unit installed on the roof this fall and to get it wired in the spring.

Tim Fairchild, on behalf of the City of Terril, thanked the Legion and SAL members for their help pouring the cement for the new streets. Tim advised that they were planning on pouring a half block more of concrete yet this fall and would let us know when that would be.

Nelson advised that Guy Hoppe was planning on putting the roof on the old Gingerbread house this fall and that any Legion or SAL member that wanted to help was welcome. Guy would let us know when he is ready to start on the roof.

A pancake breakfast before fall work was discussed with a tentative date of Sept. 30th.

Nelson advised that the Legion color guard presented and raised a flag for the school on opening day of school. With the student body attending the ceremony. Jerry also advised that the school would like to have the color guard lead the Homecoming parade. Bernard Kelley, David Brandt, Lyman Bailey and Jerry Nelson volunteered to be in the color guard.

Nelson adjourned the meeting at 8:55 p.m..

Adjutant

Steve Oleson

 

September 26, 1991

The meeting was called to order by Commander Nelson, at 8:05 pm. With the following members present:

Bernard Kelly Galen Krieger Marvin Swenson

Dennis Jackson Leonard Zitterich Cleo Hopkins

Micheal Powell Keith VanKleek Stanley Nelson

Dan Kelly Dale Langner Guy Hoppe

Ed Wollner Harold Schnell Tim Matthews

Lyman Bailey Jerry Nelson Steve Oleson

The colors were advanced by Galen Krieger and Bernard Kelly. The MIA and POW flag was presented by Cleo Hopkins. The Pledge of Allegiance and Pre-Amble were recited by the membership.

The minutes of the August meeting were read by Steve Oleson. The financial report was given by Tim Matthews showing a balance of

$2450 in the checking account.

Bernard Kelly discussed the up-coming Feather Party on Nov. 23rd. He advised that he was working on a couple of new games for us to have and that he has the turkeys on order from the D&B grocerie.

It was decided to raffle off a colored TV again this year. Mike

Powell advised that he would get the TV ordered for us to have the night of the Party.

Commander Nelson suggested that we need to review the Dance Committee so that the same people were not working so often. After

discussing the problem, it was decided to have one person line up the help and get the dances organized for a three month period. The following members volunteer to head the Dance Committee to a three month period: Jerry Nelson, Galen Krieger, Micheal Powell and Guy Hoppe.

Commander Nelson recognized Keith VanKleek as our newest S.A.L. member and the return of Galen Krieger back to our Post.

Guy Hoppe thanked the membership for their help on the roof of his building and presented Commander Nelson a $250 donation to the Post.

Commander Nelson reported that he had received one bid for painting the building of $2100 for labor and preparation to paint the building. Since the costs of the building repairs are going to be so high Nelson recommended that we have a pancake breakfast on the first Sunday of every month to help pay for the repairs. The following members volunteered to take turns to organize the monthly event, Galen Krieger, Jerry Nelson, Steve Oleson and Dennis Jackson.

The membership discussed that since the Feather Party is such a good money making event that maybe we should have some type of an event in the spring to raise money. It was suggested that maybe we could have a Snow Bird Party in the spring when all of the snow birds return from the south.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:08 p.m. by Commander Nelson.

Adjutant

Steve Oleson

 

November 12, 1991

The November meeting was held with the Auxiliary to make plans for the Feather party.

The meeting was called to order by Auxiliary President Verdene Pederson. The Colors were advanced by Guy and Sally Hoppe. The MIA and POW flag was presented by Steve Oleson. The Pledge of Allegiance and Pre Amble were recited by the membership. Peggy Pederson gave the chaplains prayer.

Commander Nelson gave a report to the Auxiliary on the estimate of the repairs that we are planning to do on the building.

The Legionnaires began our meeting in the west room at 8:05 p.m. with the minutes of the October meeting read by Steve Oleson. The financial report was given by Tim Matthews showing a balance of $2096 in the checking account, $2562 in the building fund and $2149 in the Avenue of Flags account.

Bernard Kelley gave a report on the games and the people that he had lined up to work for the Feather Party. It was decided to set up the games and the bar at 1 p.m. on Sat. November 30th.

Nelson advised that Lonnie Brant said that he would get us a recliner chair to raffle off if we have a Snow Bird party in the spring.

Nelson reported that we made $310 on our pancake breakfast in November and that the First Responders took blood pressures for anyone who want to have their blood pressure checked.

Nelson presented the Membership Committee with an award for getting 105% of their membership goal. The committee is, Joe Feldman, Gordon Tonderum and Steve Oleson.

Nelson read a letter we received from Congressman Fred Grandy in response to the MIA and POW letter that we had sent him.

The membership decided not to give out Christmas gifts this year and use the money on the building repairs.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:50 p.m..

The Auxiliary women served us lunch following the meeting

Adjutant

Steve Oleson

 

December 26, 1991

The meeting was called to order by Commander Nelson at 8:05 p.m.. Due to the low attendance during the Holidays we held an informal meeting, with the following members present.

Michael Powell Don VonEhwegen Robert VonEhwegen

Harley Kraft Jeff Theisen Dale Langner

Jerry Nelson Tim Matthews Steve Oleson

The minutes of the November meeting were read by Steve Oleson and the Financial report was given by Tim Matthews showing a balance in the checking account of $4380.

Nelson reported that we made $3623 on the Feather party. He advised that Bob Harvey sold 152 tickets for the TV raffle and that Craig VonEwhegen sold 85 tickets. The members voted to give both Bob and Craig a steak for two dinners at the Hangar for the great job of selling tickets.

Commander Nelson reported that he attended the Legion District meeting and that the membership was greatly concerned with the MIA's and POW's that still may be in Veitnam. Also at this meeting Commander Nelson was elected to the Post of County Commander.

The members voted to send one junior high school boy to Boys State and to have Roger Conway give us some recommendations on boys that may be good candidates to send.

Nelson advised that the State Legion Commander was coming to our January meeting to present the charter for our newly formed Sons of the American Legion (S.A.L.). It was decided to open our January meeting to our families and to the general public.

The members decided that we should try and get our annual Super Bowl party organized for Jan. 27th.

The meeting was adjourned by Commander Nelson at 9:15 P.M..

Adjutant

Steve Oleson